Addiction Therapists in Laguna Woods, CA.

Counseling for addiction and codependency in Laguna Woods, CA. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I am a trained facilitator for Smart Recovery, a non-12 step alternative program which offers practical tools to help those suffering from the harmful habits called addictions. I work with clients to build and maintain motivation to overcome addictions, manage cravings and urges, and to control unhealthy thoughts, behaviors and feelings. Together, we can create a lifestyle that celebrates long term vs. short term satisfactions.

Philip Kolba, MA
Addiction Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Addiction is a mental health condition and I treat addiction by a multi-pronged process predominately from a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) model. I help my clients understand the reasons they use a substance or engage in an addictive behavior, teach them skills regulate their emotions and tolerance distress that might otherwise lead them to engage in their addiction, and address any underlying issues that contribute to their addiction. I also help clients with with concerns about their substance use or compulsive behavior to avoid developing addictions.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Addiction Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92625 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Most often, nothing becomes an issue until it starts to interfere with your own level of functioning. Depending on the level of addiction, may depend on your level of treatment. Outpatient therapy is focused on those who are more stable within their addiction, and are wanting continued accountability and personal growth as their focus. Treatment may be more collaborative at this level (psychiatrist, physician, sponsor) to ensure that progress is continuing. Types of addiction treated in my practice: drug/alcohol use, food/exercise, shopping and co-dependency issues.

Philip R Copeland, LISW, BCD
Addiction Counselor

Philip R Copeland, LISW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92637 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I have a great deal of experience with working with person dealing with alcohol and drug addiction and abuse. My approach with these clients I am firm about the need for them to attend either AA or NA and work with the Big Book and the 12 step program. I have also used hypnotherapy and EMDR habit control approach. Working with underlying issues may be appropriate and we look at spouses and family members who may be enabling the person’s addiction. I encourage spouses of persons addicted to attend Alanon and for teen aged children of the addicted person to attend Alateen. If a person is not progressing witht the above interventions, I next would recommend an Intense Out patient Pr

Steven Harris, PhD
Addiction Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

In the initial stages of addiction, many addicts need to get involved in rehab. programs, support groups and many other important interventions. While I do get involved at any stage in the addiction process, frequently I am not as involved in the early stages. By this I mean simply that I do not involve myself in the "wrestling the addict to the ground" to convince them they need to quit. I get involved when the addict, who wants to learn to live successfully in terms of accepting life, addressing the complicated world of emotions, relationships and the living of a healthy, but fulfilling lifestyle.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

For many people, addictions can be a private pain that they keep hidden away from others. Often times, people feel powerless to overcome these temptations that may eventually impact their relationships and life functioning. In the safety of therapy, we will work towards identifying triggers or times when you feel most vulnerable to your addiction. We'll process through underlying issues and develop feasible steps for you to resist temptations and replace them with constructive and healthy ways of coping. Whether it's internet addiction, pornography, substance abuse, binge eating- you do not have to let your addiction consume you any longer.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

In my work with clients battling addictions I work to help them discover the root causes for their addictive behaviors and find new ways to resolve them. We work collaboratively with their support system to create healthy lifestyle habits and associations, resolve old recurrent pain, set new healthier boundaries in their work and personal relationships, and find new meaning for their lives. When there are setbacks, my clients learn to explore them in a non-judgmental environment designed to help them move forward toward the sober, healthy life and relationships they are seeking.

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Tracy Kuhar, MA, CM, LMFT

MA, CM, CA LMFT

In 92663 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

One of my specialties is addiction. I have over 20 years of knowledge in working with chemically dependent mind. I have professional as well as personal experience with Addiction. I can relate and support the addict or loved ones of the addict it handlebar understanding of how recovery works. Addiction affects not only our relationships but our inner being. Addiction doesn't have to be a disability or secret. I treat addiction in my practice and at hospitals in the Orange County and Los Angels areas.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92657 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Scientists have researched for years to isolate and locate a physiological marker that would identify someone’s predilection for addictive behavior. However, even if they were successful, any addict could tell you that addiction is much more than a physical problem. No matter the addiction, multiple factors contribute to the descent into this common form of mental illness. Physiological factors do play a role in addictions, as well as do family, cultural, environmental, and psychological considerations. So, which is it for you? If you are a typical addict, all of them apply to a certain extent. Relapses into addiction after typical rehab treatments, usually occur when all factors haven’t been ....

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Dr. Adams is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Psychoanalyst specializing in addiction counseling and psychotherapy. Addictive behaviors can be seen as a futile attempt to manage inner experience and painful feelings that have remained unprocessed. A psychoanalytic approach can help to explore on a deeper level, uncovering and addressing those forces inside where the symptoms are rooted. Contact Dr. Adams at (949) 244-1992 or www.SouthOCTherapist.com.

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92886 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Addictions can come in many forms. Some struggle with alcohol and drug addictions, while others struggle with gambling. Still others may struggle with internet pornogrpahy or video games. The common reasons for getting hooked are either boredom, the desire to seek pleasure or simply to just have have fun. The hardest reason to admit an addiction is that it is a way to cope with life's difficult problems. Whatever your reason, if any of these addictions are affecting your work or relationships, it's probably time to seek professional help. Caring and quality professionals are non-judgemental, teach you to cope with difficult emotions, and find alternative outlets for spending your time.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Addiction Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

In 92625 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Are you preoccupied with the addictive or dysfunctional behavior of a close friend or loved one? Do you worry about controlling his or her behavior? Do you feel compelled to solve his or her problems? Are you always anticipating his or her needs? I would like to help. Recovery from codependency is possible. When you place another person’s health, love and safety before your own, your own needs and desires can become hidden, lost and forgotten. I would like to help you re-connect to yourself and build healthy and intimate relationships.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Addictions are a complicated area of work. Often the specific addiction is a symptom for much deeper discontent and shame. Along with the physical body addiction, many times the psycho-emotional issues have been present for a long time. Gaining insight and understanding to these usually very early aspects of oneself can be a useful life long tool in recovery and maintaining that recovery.



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Thank you for visiting our California page of therapists in Laguna Woods who specialize in addictions in all forms- internet addiction, pornography and sex addictions, gambling, alcohol and drug abuse, shopping, and food addictions.  An addiction can destroy lives and relationships. Often times there is a codependent person somewhere in the sphere of an addict. Professional therapy from an addiction specialist in Laguna Woods, CA is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Laguna Woods is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 3.34 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Laguna Woods is 16,406 people with 11,306 households and a median annual income of $38,674. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Laguna Woods are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Laguna Woods may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Laguna Woods public health department.